Sunday, February 18, 2007

William M. Homan (6/21/1931-2/18/2007)

My father passed away at 1:20 PM this afternoon. I was in the room when he passed, as were my brother Jim and sister Chris, my dad's brother Dick, Dick's wife Jo, and my father's sister Mary Jo. Rest in peace dad, and thanks for being my father.

The obituary reads as follows:
Columbus – William M. Homan, 75, passed away Sunday, February 18th, 2007, at his home. Services are 11:00 AM Saturday February 24th at St. Anthony’s Church in Columbus with Father Dale officiating.

William was born June 21, 1931 in Cedar Rapids to Matt and Marcella (Goering) Homan. He graduated from Cedar Rapids High School, and then Chillicothe Business College. He served in the U. S. Army in Japan from 1952-1954. He graduated from Creighton University School of Law in 1960, and practiced law in Columbus, Omaha, and Papillion. Mr. Homan served as Platte County Attorney in 1999.

Survivors include his three children: Christine A. Homan from Omaha, Michael M. Homan (married to Therese Fitzpatrick) from New Orleans, and James W. Homan (married to Teresa Galligher) from Omaha; his sister Mary Jo Higginbotham of Council Bluffs, Iowa, his brother Richard Homan from Grand Island (married to Johanna Homan); five grand-children, Kalypso Homan, Zane Homan, Gilgamesh Homan, Cedric Homan, and Lena Homan; and his special friend Elizabeth Allan. He was preceded in death by his parents Matt and Marcella (Goering) Homan, and his brother John Homan.

Memorials may be given to the Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland ( or the charity of the donor’s choice.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael - I'm so sorry to hear about your father. How wonderful that you were able to spend some time with him before he passed. Prayers to you and your family.

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Editor B said...

Michael, I want to offer my sincere sympathies to you and your family.

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Adrastos said...

I'm so sorry, Michael.

12:12 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Wonderful that you coulc be there. You have had lots of mountains to climb. We are thinking of you.

12:21 AM  
Anonymous ashley said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

12:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm sorry about your Dad. It is the irony of pain and blessing that you and your family spent time with him because of Katrina that you never would have been able to spend otherwise.


5:19 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your father. My own passed a number of years ago after a very long battle with early-onset Parkinson's. It's small comfort, but 75 years is a goodly span, and you and your own children are testament to the imprint of a good father.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Morag Kersel said...

Michael, Yorke and I are very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and Therese and the kids.

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Sherry Whetstone said...

Dear Michael,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family -- may you know no more sorrow.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous greg p said...

I'm sorry to hear, Michael. Your family is in my thoughts.

9:48 AM  
Blogger A. Lin said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous dangerblond said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm thinking about ya'll. I must say, I love the names of all his grandchildren. Makes me think he was an interesting man who raised interesting children.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Dear Mr Homan

I am the lady who found out about the Frank's Place dvds through your blog. I have come back to it from time to time. I feel as if I kind of know you a little bit. I was so sorry to learn of your father's passing. I must say he helped raise one wonderful son. I will pray for you your family and your dad. Love to you

Kathy Bahe

11:56 AM  
Blogger mominem said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with your and your family.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Leigh C. said...

I'm very sorry, too.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry. Truly sorry.

7:46 PM  
Anonymous rickngentilly said...

i like that you were able to bring him home and have a wall of pictures for him to look at.

i like that his family was by his side when he passed.

im sorry for you and your family.

i hope i will be able to end my earthen toils in such a loving and respectable way.

thank you for posting this.

9:27 PM  
Blogger akwan said...

I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of your father Dr. Homan. It is great that you got to spend time with him before he passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

2:38 AM  
Anonymous kathy said...

My sincerest sympathies on the loss of your father, your dad. Be glad for the time you had together, rather than sad that you can't have more. Peace.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Sophmom said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of grief. I'm so sorry for your loss. May your father's soul be at peace.


10:31 AM  
Anonymous Maitri said...

My condolences to you and your family, Michael. May your father's spirit now find the limitless.

4:14 PM  
Blogger HammHawk said...

Michael, I'm very sorry for what you're going through, but you should be very proud of the comfort you brought your father. Peace to you and your family.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only came across your blog today (which I found through this site), but I was sorry to read about your dad. Peace to you and your family.

- Molly, NYC

8:48 PM  

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